Maryland Poised To Indefinitely Ban Fracking

Law360, New York (March 28, 2017, 1:59 PM EDT) -- Maryland state lawmakers on Monday approved legislation that would indefinitely ban hydraulic fracturing in the state, a bill that has the support of Gov. Larry Hogan and that, if signed, would represent the first state legislative ban of the controversial drilling technique.

The bill, which would replace a two-year fracking moratorium that expires Oct. 1, was passed by the state Senate Monday night, about two weeks after it was passed by the state General Assembly. It will now head to Hogan's desk, and a spokesperson for the governor indicated to Law360 Tuesday that Hogan would sign it. The governor has said...

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